Plea alleges Public Charitable Hospital demanded exorbitant fee for COVID-19 treatment from slum dwellers: Bombay HC directs enquiry

The plea filed for seven slum dwellers against the KJ Somaiya Hospital and Research Centre states that “Under the pretext of treatment, unnecessary high charges were imposed on the slum dweller Petitioners."
Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court on Friday directed State authorities to enquire into allegations that a public charitable hospital in Mumbai, the KJ Somaiya Hospital and Research Centre, had charged exorbitant fees for COVID-19 treatment in a petition moved by seven slum dwellers (Abdul Shoeb Shaikh and ors. v. State of Maharashtra and ors).

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